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Hospital prevails in suit, blames infected tooth

A Springfield hospital avoided a wrongful death verdict in part by claiming a lingering dental infection eventually caused a man’s organs to break down until he died. Ronald Creach, 48, died June 3, 2009, after an infection spread to his ...

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Forecast: Business up, but not prices

Even if the economy perks up in 2011 — which law firm leaders are anticipating to varying degrees — some habits picked up during the Great Recession won’t change.

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From torts to tangos

Attorney Scott Wilson, self-tanned and decked out in a spangled pink shirt, panted before a cheering crowd of hundreds, a ponytailed Russian hanging from his neck. He grinned ear to ear.

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Jury awards nearly $5M in birth injury trial

A doctor’s youthful looks and limited experience in obstetrics may have prompted a Greene County jury to side with the plaintiff in a birth injury case, the defense attorney on the losing end of a nearly $5 million verdict speculated.

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Koster urges lawyers to take up unpopular causes

Just as John Adams defended eight British soldiers accused of shooting colonists in the Boston Massacre, Missouri attorneys should step up and defend unpopular people and causes. That was the message of Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster at today’s Law Day event in Springfield.

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